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Gel Couture

Essie

Gel Couture

(627) REVIEWS

0.46 oz Item 2305872

Color:Sheer Fantasy 10 (sheer graceful pink)

Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture - inspired shades. No lamp required. Easy removal.

Step 1: Luxurious Couture Color:

  • Pure color pigment technology
  • Rich, streak - free color
  • No basecoat required
  • Patented swirl stem brush (exclusively in Gel Couture Step 1)

Step 2: Flawless Gel - Like Top Coat:

  • Protects color and magnifies shine
  • Ultra - glossy finish
  • Shatter - proof, hard shell technology extends wear and prevents chipping
  • Quick - drying

Four families linked to key moments in couture:

  • The Atelier: embodied by the neutrals (whims & pins)
  • The Backstage: embodied by the pastels (preview peek)
  • The Runway: embodied by the brights (runway reveal)
  • The After Party: embodied by the deeps (after the after party)

Benefits:

  • Professional, salon manicure look
  • Gel - like finish
  • High - quality
  • Provides a protective coating to nails
  • Top coat consistency
  • Less color transfer
  • Faster dry - time
  • Less scuffing

Step 1: Choose from any of the Essie Gel Couture shades with pure color pigments that lay down rich, streak-free color for a perfectly tailored fit. Repeat with second coat.

Step 2: Finish with Essie cutting edge, high gloss top coat. This quick drying top coat helps protect color and magnifies shine for an ultra-glossy look without the lamp.
Opaque shades: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tributyl Citrate, Octocrylene, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, Oxidized Polyethylene, Citric Acid, Silica, Colophonium / Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyurethane-11, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Acetone. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

Sheer shades (Haute To Trot, Fairy Tailor, Sheer Fantasy): Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride / Glycerin / Glycidyl Decanoate Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Octocrylene, Tributyl Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Propyl Acetate, Dimethicone, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Benzophenone-1, Colophonium / Rosin, Polyurethane-11, Tin Oxide, Acetone, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, Mica, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

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EssieGel Couture
 
4.2

(based on 627 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (389)
  • Goes on smoothly (373)
  • Long lasting (340)
  • Dries quickly (334)
  • Gentle (132)

Cons

  • Chips easily (84)
  • Does not work (39)
  • Strong odor (25)
  • Messy (9)
  • Hard to remove (5)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (274)
  • Daily use (144)
  • Special occasions (105)
  • Biweekly (3)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (327), Manicure/pedicure addict (145), Trendy style (85), Dramatic (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)

Reviewed by 627 customers

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1.0

Ruined nails for months

By Wanted Pretty Nails

from Champaign, IL

About Me Classic

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Chips Easily
  • Harms Nails

Best Uses

    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

    I loved this gel polish so much after I tried it! It is so pretty and shiny! I don't ended up buying several colors. Then after a month of using it, changing out colors, I went a week with no polish, and my nails kept breaking off. This lasted for MONTHS! My nails would grow, and break off immediately. I have never experienced anything like this before. I used this polish during December 2017, and now in April, my nails are finally back to normal! Beyond disappointing, because I loved the way the polish looked, and I spent a decent amount of money on several colors.

     
    5.0

    Impressive!

    By _Jess_

    from Alabama

    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

    I typically don't get more than 2 or 3 days out of regular nail polish. However, Essie Gel Couture has lasted about a week! I bought Fairy Tailor, which is a sheer pink. I used 3 coats, then followed with the top coat that goes with the polish. Even with 3 coats of polish, it never chipped. It dries fairly quickly. It eventually had to be removed, because the polish stained after yard work.

     
    5.0

    Idk about everyone else but....

    By Saydanibruh

    from New Orleans, Louisiana

    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

    I don't know about everyone else and these horrible reviews but it worked for me, it's hard to remove it and it lasts longer than a $35 salon gel mani-pedi. Only thing I will say is after a week it does lose its shine, unlike a mani-pedi at a salon.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Wanted to like it

    By Jessmoveforward

    from Folsom

    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

    Had heard so many good things so decided to try it. Was streaky and stained my nails. Followed directions but sadly wasn't going to work for me.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Thin polish

    By Jen

    from Inland Empire, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

        This polish is a bit on the thin side. I have found that it needs 4 coats to create a solid, even color. It is a great color once this look is accomplished, but I probably won't wear it too often because of the many extra coats needed.

         
        5.0

        My go to color

        By Jen

        from Inland Empire, CA

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

            This is a great color. The polish only lasts about 4-5 days on me, but that definitely beats regular polish that chips on the application day.

             
            5.0

            Durable nail polish

            By Goodtimes99

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Trendy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions
              • Weekly

              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

              Love the peachy, Springy color. I know nail polish chips easily but this one is holding up pretty well compared to other brands. I'm on day 4 without a single chip. Even after working out with weights. Pleasantly surprised.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Thus lasts much longer than regular nail polish!

              By Donna McT.

              from Put, FL

              About Me Classic, Dramatic, Trendy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                  This gel polish lasts much longer than regular polish. My nails are soft and regular polish lasts about 1-2 days and chips easily. This polish lasts for about 5 -7 days before it chips. Colors are very pretty.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Going back - it's pretty terrible!

                  By MD

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Classic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Almost impossible to apply evenly

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                      Nothing good that I can see.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Quality & Color

                      By Teresa

                      from Kansas City

                      About Me Classic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                        Very nice almost nude pink - great for everyday wear... great quality

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